Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorney Christiana Kiefer says SB 15, the legislation Governor Greg Abbott (R) signed last week, ensures that female athletes are not forced to compete against males on collegiate women's sports teams.
"Women and girls deserve to compete on a level playing field at every grade level," she said in a statement to AFN.
Representing female collegiate athletes who say it is a violation of their Title IX rights to have to compete against males, who have taken podium spots, titles, and scholarship opportunities that would have otherwise been theirs, ADF is no stranger to this issue.
"Since the NCAA refuses to protect fairness for female athletes, states must ensure women in college have the same equal athletic opportunities that they were afforded in high school," Kiefer submits. "We commend Gov. Abbott, Representative Valoree Swanson (R), Senator Mayes Middleton (R), and the rest of the bill's supporters in the Texas Legislature for taking this strong stand for Texas' collegiate female athletes."
Because of their "leadership," Kiefer said women in Texas colleges will not be subjected to the devastating losses to men that female athletes in other parts of the country are experiencing.